Ukraine media group installs CSM system

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Front Porch Digital has announced that 1+1 Media, one of the largest media groups in Ukraine, has installed a DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) system in its Kiev facility to store, archive, transcode, and restore content for the production and news departments at its five TV channels and other media outlets.

The DIVArchive system complements 1+1 Media’s new tape library and replaces a competing archiving solution.

“DIVArchive gives us a convenient and reliable archiving architecture that fully integrates with our existing playout system, media asset manager, on-air automation, and other hardware and software — a major factor for us when searching for a new archiving solution,” said Philip Petrenko, technical director of 1+1 Media. “It also saves a lot of time because all routine processes connected with archiving, restoring, and transcoding are now fully automated.”

Before installing DIVArchive, 1+1 Media had to plan for system backups, maintenance, and reconfiguration. It also needed third-party transcoding software in order to create different formats for end users. DIVArchive eliminates downtime by allowing full backups, reconfiguration, maintenance, and upgrades without taking the system offline. It also eliminates the need for a separate transcoder by quickly converting media files using an integrated transcoder.

Another feature that has proven useful for 1+1 Media is DIVArchive’s storage plan management, which helps 1+1 create specific workflows for every new task.

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